The Tale of Sydney's Urban Sellout

00:00 - 11 January, 2014
The Tale of Sydney's Urban Sellout, Barangaroo Sydney Artist Impression. Image © Barangaroo Delivery Authority
Barangaroo Sydney Artist Impression. Image © Barangaroo Delivery Authority

A recent, well-written article for The Guardian chronicles the story of Sydney's East Darling Harbour (also known as 'Barangaroo'), from the city's optimism in 2003 to the relative disappointment of today. David Shoebridge, a New South Wales Greens MP and the party's planning spokesperson, recounts the series of compromises and sellouts that have turned what was meant to be a "prime public space" into - to add insult to injury - the site for a casino.You can read this cautionary tale in full here.

Waterloo Youth Center / Collins and Turner

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
Waterloo Youth Center / Collins and Turner, © Richard Glover
© Richard Glover

© Richard Glover © Paul Bradshaw © Paul Bradshaw © Paul Bradshaw +27

Pablo & Rusty’s / Giant Design

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
Pablo & Rusty’s  / Giant Design  , © Andrew Worssam
© Andrew Worssam
  • Architects

  • Location

    Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Associate

    Chris Wilks
  • Director

    Ed Kenny
  • Photographs

© Andrew Worssam © Andrew Worssam © Andrew Worssam © Andrew Worssam +13

Sustainable Container Home Selected in Competition for Sydney's Bondi Beach

00:00 - 22 December, 2013
Sustainable Container Home Selected in Competition for Sydney's Bondi Beach, Courtesy of Aleš Javůrek
Courtesy of Aleš Javůrek

Czech architect Ales Javurek has been awarded first prize in the [AC-CA] Architectural Competition for his design of a two-story, 340 square meter vacation home utilizing shipping containers in Sydney, Australia. The proposal situates the home on the edge of a 1500 square meter hillside to maximize the striking panoramic view of Bondi Beach. By preserving current trees and the slope's profile, consisting of "three platforms," the proposal successfully addresses the main brief: to design a contemporary, sustainable vacation house which sensitively fits into its context and considers Sydney's climate conditions. 

Learn more after the break…

House Maher / Tribe Studio

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
House Maher / Tribe Studio, © Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Design Team

    Hannah Tribe, Tony Tribe, Ben Wollen
  • Structural Engineer

    Cantilever Engineers
  • Area

    327.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu +14

Sydney Greenland Centre Marketing Suite / PTW + LAVA

01:00 - 12 December, 2013
Sydney Greenland Centre Marketing Suite / PTW + LAVA, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Peter Murphy © Brett Boardman © Peter Murphy © Brett Boardman +16

Blu Creativity / Facet Studio

01:00 - 18 November, 2013
© Andrew Chung
© Andrew Chung
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Design Team

    Yoshihito Kashiwagi, Olivia Shih, Yoko Makino, Brandon Chin
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Andrew Chung © Andrew Chung © Andrew Chung © Andrew Chung +9

Four Teams Shortlisted For Parramatta Square Design Competition

01:00 - 14 November, 2013
Four Teams Shortlisted For Parramatta Square Design Competition, Mario Cucinella Architects. Image Courtesy of Parramatta City Council
Mario Cucinella Architects. Image Courtesy of Parramatta City Council

Four designs for two large commercial towers in the heart of Sydney have been unveiled by Parramatta City Council, with proposals from Sydney based Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, Johnson Pilton Walker, Bates Smart, and Italian practice Mario Cucinella Architects. Attracting over 73 submissions from around the world, the two towers will act as the centerpiece for the Parramatta Square's three-hectare site. 

The shortlist is part of stages five and six of the total master plan, previous projects of which have been awarded to the likes of Grimshaw Architects. Review the projects and read the jury's comments after the break...

Councillor John Chedid, Lord Mayor of Sydney, described the the projects as "forward-thinking, innovative solutions," going on to say that "without question, this creative range of designs, submitted by many of the leading architecture firms across the world today, will help us meet our future business, cultural, entertainment and tourism needs, and signpost Parramatta in a distinctive, unique way."

The Sydney Opera House: Celebrating 40 Years

00:00 - 20 October, 2013
The Sydney Opera House: Celebrating 40 Years, © Flickr - User: Jong Soo (Peter) Lee
© Flickr - User: Jong Soo (Peter) Lee

Today is the 40th anniversary of the completion of the Sydney Opera House, the symbol of Australia. Since its opening in 1973, the Opera House has welcomed over 65 million people to more than 80,000 memorable events. To celebrate, an Anniversary program will run from mid to late October, with concerts, tours, exhibitions, and cake! A true masterpiece that continues to redefine the ambitions of Australia, the Opera House is part of an incredible story, a work of architecture that belongs to everyone.

© Flickr - User: Jong Soo (Peter) Lee © Jozef Vissel © Flickr - User: Heaven's Gate (John) © Tomas Klein +12

The Opera House Project: Telling the Story of Australia's Icon

00:00 - 20 October, 2013
The Opera House Project: Telling the Story of Australia's Icon, Under Construction in 1968. Image © Flickr – User: PhillipC
Under Construction in 1968. Image © Flickr – User: PhillipC

To coincide with the 40th anniversary of the completion of Danish architect Jørn Utzon's Sydney Opera House, The Opera House Project takes you on a journey from the project's inception in 1954 - known as Design 218 - to the completed masterpiece up to 2012, and all the personal, political and technical struggles that the designers were faced with. As expressed by Sam Doust, writer and director of the project, the epic journey is based on an "aspiration to perfection" and then the "failure to achieve it".

Sydney Cruise Terminal / Johnson Pilton Walker Architects

01:00 - 20 October, 2013
Sydney Cruise Terminal / Johnson Pilton Walker Architects, © Brett Boardman & Ethan Rohloff
© Brett Boardman & Ethan Rohloff
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia
  • Client

    Sydney Ports Corporation
  • Contractor

    AW Edwards
  • Structure & Civil Engineers

    Taylor Thomson Whitting Engineers
  • Services Engineers

    Hyder Consulting
  • Photography

    Brett Boardman, Ethan Rohloff
  • Area

    4600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Brett Boardman & Ethan Rohloff © Brett Boardman & Ethan Rohloff © Brett Boardman & Ethan Rohloff © Brett Boardman & Ethan Rohloff +22

Parramatta Square Design Competition

01:00 - 4 October, 2013
Parramatta Square Design Competition

Parramatta City Council is delighted to invite you to participate in an exciting architectural design competition, Architectural Concept Competition for Stages 5 and 6 of the Parramatta Square Precinct development, Sydney.Council is inviting architects to submit visionary ideas for two large commercial towers in the heart of Parramatta City Centre.

LIZARD LOG / McGregorCoxall

00:00 - 5 September, 2013
LIZARD LOG / McGregorCoxall, © Simon Wood
© Simon Wood
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • In Association with

    Choi RopihaFighera (Architecture), Fiona Robbé (Playground Specialist), Equatica (Water Sensitive Design) and Northrop Engineering
  • Photographs

© Simon Wood © Simon Wood © Simon Wood © Simon Wood +13

Red Rock / Rolf Ockert

01:00 - 2 September, 2013
Courtesy of Rolf Ockert
Courtesy of Rolf Ockert
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Rolf Ockert

Courtesy of Rolf Ockert Courtesy of Rolf Ockert Courtesy of Rolf Ockert Courtesy of Rolf Ockert +15

Bronte House / Rolf Ockert Design

01:00 - 26 August, 2013
Bronte House / Rolf Ockert Design, Courtesy of Rolf Ockert Design
Courtesy of Rolf Ockert Design
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Rolf Ockert Design

Courtesy of Rolf Ockert Design Courtesy of Rolf Ockert Design Courtesy of Rolf Ockert Design Courtesy of Rolf Ockert Design +15

Balmain House / Fox Johnston

01:00 - 10 August, 2013
Balmain House / Fox Johnston, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Builder

    Owner Builder
  • Structural Engineer

    Partridge & Partners
  • Planner

    Warren Long
  • Hydraulic Engineer

    ITM
  • Area

    360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +12

BLAXLAND / Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects

00:00 - 8 August, 2013
BLAXLAND / Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +8

Cook Park Amenities / Fox Johnston

00:00 - 7 August, 2013
Cook Park Amenities / Fox Johnston, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sans Souci NSW, Australia
  • Builder

    Platinum Projects
  • Structural

    Jones Nicholson
  • Hydraulic

    Jones Nicholson
  • Access

    Access Australia
  • Mechanical

    Coutts Cost Consultants
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +15